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Manama, Bahrain
Joined April 2012
🇺🇸 U.S. Coast Guard fast response cutter USCGC Glen Harris (WPC 1144) seized illegal narcotics with a total estimated U.S. street value of $17 million from a fishing vessel in the Gulf of Oman, May 15. Read more ⬇️ dvidshub.net/news/420757/us-…
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A frigate from the 🇬🇧UK Royal Navy seized illicit narcotics from a fishing vessel while conducting patrols in international waters in the Gulf of Oman, May 5. The seizure included 95 kilograms of heroin with an estimated U.S. street value of $4 million. combinedmaritimeforces.com/2…
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Today, U.S. Ambassador to the Kingdom of Bahrain Steven C. Bondy and VADM Brad Cooper visited the guided-missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) while pierside in Bahrain. During the visit, Bondy spoke with the crew and learned about the ship's mission in U.S. 5th Fleet.
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#NeonDefender22 📸: Marines from Fleet Anti-Terrorism Security Team Central Command (FASTCENT) conduct medical evacuation training during exercise Neon Defender 22, May 10. Neon Defender is an annual bilateral training event between 🇺🇸 NAVCENT and 🇧🇭.
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#NeonDefender22 📸: Sailors from HSC 26 conducting at-sea search and rescue training during Exercise Neon Defender, May 11. Neon Defender is an annual bilateral training event between 🇺🇸 NAVCENT and 🇧🇭.
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Today, RDML Sean Bailey, NAVCENT deputy commander, visited the guided-missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) while pierside in Bahrain. While aboard the ship, Bailey spoke with crewmembers & thanked them for their outstanding performance while operating in U.S. 5th Fleet.
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📸: Sailors from HSC 26 conducting search & rescue training during an exercise with the Bahrain Defence Force, May 9. Neon Defender is an annual bilateral training event between 🇺🇸 NAVCENT and 🇧🇭.
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#5thFleetInFocus Watch this Sailor from USS Devastator (MCM 6) describe how his grandfather inspires him to serve. 5th Fleet in Focus is a video series highlighting our most valuable asset, service members.
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📸: Airman Cameron Robertson, assigned to Patrol Squadron (VP) 46, deployed with Commander, Task Force (CTF) 57, signals a P-8A Poseidon in the U.S. 5th Fleet region, April 26. CTF 57 aircraft conduct missions in support of regional maritime security & stability.
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The new @CENTCOM commander visited U.S. 5th Fleet headquarters in Bahrain, April 29, to see firsthand how the Navy is integrating unmanned systems & artificial intelligence into fleet operations in the Middle East. Read more ⬇️ dvidshub.net/news/419732/new…
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📸: USS Mount Whitney (LCC 20), Italian Navy frigate Carlo Bergamini (F 590), USS Gonzalez (DDG 66), USNS Choctaw County (T-EPF 2) & British Royal Fleet Auxiliary RFA Lyme Bay (L 3007) sail in the Gulf of Aden, May 1. (1/2)
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Carlo Bergamini, flagship for the European Union Naval Force's Combined Task Force (CTF) 465, operated in cooperation with the other vessels of CTF 153, a @CMF_Bahrain task force focused on maritime security & capacity building in the Red Sea, Bab al-Mandeb & Gulf of Aden. (2/2)
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📸: USS Mount Whitney (LCC 20), HMS Montrose (F 236), USS Gonzalez (DDG 66) & USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) sailing in formation in support of CTF 153 in the Gulf of Aden, April 30. CTF 153 focuses on maritime security & capacity building in the Red Sea, Bab al-Mandeb & Gulf of Aden.
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📽️: T38 Devil Ray unmanned vessel operating during a demo off the coast of 🇧🇭, April 29. 8 months ago, U.S. 5th Fleet launched a task force to integrate new unmanned systems & artificial intelligence. Today, these systems operate across the region, adding value to the fleet.
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Tune in to AFN Bahrain 106.3 The Eagle, May 1 at 7:00 a.m., to hear VADM Brad Cooper reflect on his first year as commander of NAVCENT, U.S. 5th Fleet and @CMF_Bahrain, and discuss his vision for the future.
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Today, RDML Bailey, deputy commander, delivered remarks at a recognition ceremony for 2022 university graduates currently stationed in Bahrain. In his address, Bailey stressed the importance of lifelong learning & gaining new perspectives.
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#AlwaysReady 🔥 📸: Sailors assigned to the guided-missile destroyer USS Gridley (DDG 101) conduct a damage control drill in the Indian Ocean, April 26. Gridley is deployed to U.S. 5th Fleet to help ensure maritime security & stability in the Middle East region.
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Check out this video highlighting Combined Task Force 153, @CMF_Bahrain's newest international naval task force! #ReadyTogether
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